Environmentalists try to avoid talking about job losses and higher electricity costs. Instead, they claim that the regulations are needed to combat the dangers of coal-plant emissions. The environmentalists want to scare us into submission. No one wants people to be hurt by power plants, but the Left is too hasty in claiming dangers. A study funded by the EPA itself could not determine whether the substances produced by power plants are always dangerous, or only troublesome at high levels. Federal regulators impose limits beyond what is needed to protect people, relying on dubious statistical analysis that even the EPA admits is doubtful.
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